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Wooden Seated Statue of Amida-Nyorai

Designation Prefecturally-Designated
Classification Sculpture
Designated Date April 26, 1977
Amount 1
Address Aza-Osawa, Hiraizumi
Holder Hakuou-in
Retainer  
Administrator  
HomePage Hiraizumi's Cultural Heritage

Summary

Statue Height  21.5 cm

Wooden, white cedar, joined wood-block sculpture.
It express the welcoming Mudra, the forefinger, middle finger are joined to the thumb; it is formed with both hands, with the right hand raised and the left hand rested on the knee.
The body part is single wood-block, and the both elbows and front knees are compensated later. It was made of late Heian period, and believed to be the work of Unkei, a famous Buddhist sculpture.
The original existing parts are only the head, the face and the main body. However, it is the precious and valuable example of late Heian period.